Thursday, May 31, 2007

Whack A Mole - Chris Grabenstein's Anthony Award-winning series continues!

Chris Grabenstein's newest book, WHACK A MOLE, goes on sale everywhere June 5th!

An innocent discovery on the beach in Sea Haven leads to a string of gruesome clues and one chilling conclusion: a long dormant serial killer is poised to strike again!

"Whack A Mole is as engaging and enjoyable as the debut Tilt-a-Whirl. Certainly more fun when read as part of a series, this title nevertheless stands on its own as a well-written mystery, complete with humor, humanity, a fast-moving plot, and memorable characters. Highly recommended." —LIBRARY JOURNAL

"Whack A Mole is filled with wonderful characters, is set in a great location, and has a first-rate murder mystery that grabs you, keeps you thinking and hits you with a surprise ending that will tear your heart out. It is a good standalone book, and fans of the series will not be disappointed. Whack A Mole is a fine read for any season." —Sharon Katz, REVIEWING THE EVIDENCE

"Grabenstein has done his homework. His portrait of summer on the Jersey shore, replete with tacky boardwalk arcades, kitschy souvenir and T-shirt shops, manic city folk who bring their attytood on vacation, and hordes of young people awash in hormones, is virtually note-perfect. Another winner in the Jersey Shore series." —BOOKLIST

And here's what one fan who got a sneak peek at the book had to say:

"Chris Grabenstein's Whack A Mole is the best of the 104 books I've read so far this year. This book has everything: a great puzzle with several plausible suspects, a protagonist with a strong moral code who 'won't lie cheat or steal and won't tolerate anybody who does', excellent pacing, witty word play, an interesting seashore setting, and a narrator, Danny Boyle, who is both wise and wisecracking. I raced through it in about 4 hours because I simply could not put it down. I highly recommend this book."
— Jan Watson, as posted on the DOROTHYL LISTSERV for Mystery Fans

ORDER THE BOOK from Amazon, Barnes & Noble or an independent bookstore.


If you're anywhere near New York City on Tuesday, June 5, please join us at Partners & Crime bookstore in Greenwich Village for the official WHACK A MOLE launch party!

Wine & Cheese. Taffy & Fudge & Caramel Corn.

Tuesday, June 5th, 7 p.m.

With a reading and signing.

PARTNERS & CRIME Mystery Booksellers
44 Greenwich Avenue (corner of Charles)
New York City (212) 243-0440

To see where else Chris will be this summer, click here or simply visit

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